Lake Oconee Fishing Report – January 2007

GON Staff | January 2, 2007

Oconee: Level: Full pool. Temp: 58-62 degrees. Clarity: Clear for Oconee this time of year.

Bass: The bass have been scattered. There’s been a decent crankbait bite on some days, then the next it won’t produce a lick. Try a medium-running crankbait or a Rat-L-Trap fished off rip-rap seawalls that are on the deeper banks and get good sun. Also fish the crankbaits on the big chunk rock and boulders on the south end of the lake. Some bass are deep and can be caught on a jigging spoon, and this bite should improve with colder weather. Look for concentrations of shad near the mouths of creeks and along channel breaks in the main lake.

Hybrids: The warm weather made fishing tough during December, but cold weather should improve things. The best bet has been using bass minnows trolled very slowly across flats and points on the south end of the lake. Colder weather usually improves the fishing, and you should be able to find better concentrations of baitfish and good-sized hybrids that you can catch on downlines.

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